A MEETING WITH THE UNIVERSE

Chapter 3



photo of the sun's surface eruptions

THE SUN AND EARTH IN SPACE

Eric G. Chipman

Gigantic prominence.
An ultraviolet telescope aboard Skylab photographed this huge erupting prominence, one of the largest seen in a decade, as it lifted off the Sun on December 19, 1973. The ultraviolet radiation was produced by electrified helium atoms at a temperature of about 70,000C.
 



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